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Last year, the United States Supreme Court ruled that states could collect sales tax on internet purchases from retailers who don't have a physical location in the state.  Since then, Louisiana has been ironing out how that process will work.

2018 was a long year for Louisiana politics - with special sessions, a budget stalemate, elections, tariffs and more. We're looking back at some of the top stories of the past year.

It took three special sessions for the Legislature to resolve the state’s fiscal cliff earlier this year. After months of deadlock, state lawmakers finally added slightly less than half a penny to the 4% sales tax rate in order to stave off a budget deficit. But in light of a budget surplus and the potential for increased revenue, some lawmakers are reconsidering that sales tax rate.